Keep on truckin’…

September 12, 2013

(with apologies to R. Crumb…)


So unless you’ve been hiding under a culinary rock for the past few years, you’re no doubt aware of the popularity of food trucks in most metro areas these days – I even gave you a quick look at a recent record-setting food truck event in the post “99 Food Trucks at the fair…“.

Disney hasn’t been immune from the truck influx, with food trucks having made appearances at Downtown Disney and the Wide World of Sports over the past couple of years, but today the Disney Parks Blog announced that four new themed trucks would be coming to Downtown Disney this fall.

According to the post from Darcy Clark, the four trucks will be (comments are from Ms. Clark):

  • “Enchanted Fare” will serve favorites from Disney Parks around the world; think Croque Monsieur from Magic Kingdom Park, Glass Noodle Salad from Hong Kong Disneyland and (my favorite!) Hand-Dipped Corn Dogs from Disneyland park.
  • “The World Showcase of Flavors” is expected to feature items from the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival such as Grass-Fed Beef Sliders, Pierogies with Kielbasa and Lobster Rolls. Yum!
  • “Superstar Catering” will shine the spotlight on a wide array of meatball options fit for a Hollywood set; the Lamb Meatball Flatbread with Tzatziki sounds especially credit-worthy.
  • “Namaste Café” plans to feature a nice mix of spices with dishes including Butter Chicken, Slow-Cooked Beef Short Ribs and Tandori Spiced Shrimp. (I hear they’ll all come with Naan Bread, so you can’t go wrong!)

These obviously aren’t third-party food vendors (which would be a cool idea if they could rotate out some local trucks, but I doubt Disney would ever do that on a regular basis), but it does seem like a fun way to present a variety of different food items.

With a “Food Truck Row” apparently in the plans for the Disney Springs renovation of Downtown Disney (see ‘Food Truck Row’ to join refreshed Downtown Disney lineup: report from the Orlando Business Journal), it looks like this is just the beginning… and let’s hope it’s a good one… time will tell… right now I’m optimistic… and ready to place my order at Namaste Cafe…

To see the original Disney Parks Blog post check out “New Food Trucks Set to Roll into Downtown Disney at Walt Disney World Resort“.

One Response to “Keep on truckin’…”

  1. Vance Cope Says:

    I was initially excited when I saw this announcement then read it and realized it wasn’t going to be any of the local trucks…that’s a shame because there are so many good ones in the area


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